Category Archives: Culture

Joan Larsen Celebrates: Thanksgiving at the Lake House

It’s Thanksgiving at the Lake House and the gathering of family is always equated to love overflowing and the feeling of closeness . . . A warm welcome to our family Thanksgiving!! The greatest fun is coming early and working together to make decorations for the house As the children became teens, it became not […]

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FIND ME – Finding Missing Persons Fundraiser in NYC

Recently, Mary Wells Lawrence and I joined the organization FIND ME. We learned about it from Peggy Rometo, once wowOwow’s astrologist/intuitive. Its mission is to find missing persons…in order to bring peace to their families and friends. The organization is different from any others I’ve known of. It utilizes forensic technology AND vetted psychics to […]

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‘Mrs. Bogart’ was a ‘straight-ahead lady’ and a ‘good broad’

Remembering Betty Lauren Baby Bacall Bogart with Kirk Douglas, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rich, Larry Hagman, Bo Derek, Barbara Walters and others as collected and compiled by Dana Cook.  Cook’s collections of encounters with the famous have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals.  (cooks.encounters[at]gmail.com)   Schoolgirl crush? Kirk Douglas, actor …I went out occasionally with Betty Bacall, who […]

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Bring Back Our Girls

#BringBackOurGirls We stand with those who say #BringBackOurGirls.

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Thoughts for Mothers Everywhere

A Day to Celebrate, Cherish and Remember Sending mother’s past and present all our thoughts.  May you cherish your time, memories and traditions. This Mother’s Day, please remember the families in Nigeria whose daughters are missing.

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Lily Tomlin Teams with Jane Fonda for Netflix Comedy

The Unstoppable Lily Tomlin wowOwow’s Lily Tomlin is having a busy year.  First, the surprise announcement that she and her long-time partner (wowOwow’s Jane Wagner) were married on New Year’s Eve. Now, the unexpected and wonderful news that she and Jane Fonda have teamed up to do an original 13-episode series for Netflix next year. […]

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Happy Spring – Flowers, Recipes and Spring Cleaning

Spring has Sprung! Growing up, spring held the promise of warmer days, melting snow, daffodils poking through the soil, lighter dishes and of course… spring cleaning! Happy Spring!

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What Makes the Oscars?

And the Oscar goes to… What makes the Oscars, well, The Oscars?  It’s the talk of the morning shows and all over the office.  From the list of nominations and predicting who should or will win to the red carpet and Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies, it is our cultural routine.  A night of glamour, […]

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2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Get Ready for Gold The Olympians have been selected by their countries. Travel is being arranged and final practices take place for what has been, for many, a lifetime of preparation. The 2014 Winter Olympics will bring us new faces, 12 new sporting events, and a new view of Russia (formerly the Soviet Union).  At […]

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Making Your New Year’s Resolutions… Stick

Looking for a different outcome this year? It’s time for the dreaded “r” word – Resolutions!  For many people these are the same year after year – lose weight, exercise more, get out of debt, run a marathon, learn a language (or instrument), write a book, travel more – have we hit a nerve yet? […]

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